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Friday, March 07, 2008

On a clear day, you can see forever....

...or at least to Mount Graham. The dust from high winds early in the week have gone away and yesterday, I could see very distant mountains from Kitt Peak including Mount Graham where I'll be observing next month again at the VATT. Mount Graham must be at least 100 miles away from Kitt Peak. This view shows the mountains in the foreground very near Kitt Peak. Just left of the top of those foreground mountains is Ryan Field airport along Ajo road. Directly above Ryan Field is Cat Mountain with Tucson behind it. The southeastern end of the Santa Catalina mountains is next and on the horizon above that is Mount Graham. I believe the Galliuros Mountains are visible between Mt. Graham and the Catalinas. This view was taken at 300mm focal length with an exposure of 1/300 seconds at f/8, ISO 100.
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